Check out this newly posted (and very funny) video of Gary Rossington and the rest of Lynyrd Skynyrd bemoaning their hillbilly associations. The video is a teaser for an episode of E!'s The Soup, which will air 10:30 p.m. EST (9:30 Central) this Sunday. The episode is called The Goodest Moments Of Redneck Shows.
The first time I came across this style of picking was in an article by guitarist Shawn Lane. I was totally blown away by his use of the traditional sweep picking while combining the use of his right-hand fingers to pick notes within the arpeggios. This technique works particularly well with major/minor scales or modal playing, as it is very easy to create three-string shapes that flow very nicely and closely together.
Here are two more pro-shot videos from this past weekend's Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. This time it's The Black Keys performing "Howlin' for You," a track off 2010's Brothers album, and "Little Black Submarines," from 2011's El Camino, last Friday, August 3.
Here's a pro-shot video posted about eight hours ago by the good people at Lollapalooza. It's Austin, Texas, axeman Gary Clark Jr. performing "When My Train Pulls In" yesterday, August 5, at Grant Park in Chicago. A different live version of this track can be found on Clark's The Bright Lights EP, which was released last year. You can read more about Clark in an upcoming issue of Guitar World.
This style developed from the late 1960s, reaching its peak of popularity in the mid 1970s, and showcased the highest levels of musicianship through lengthy, epic and often highly intricate compositions. Bands like Pink Floyd, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Yes, Caravan, King Crimson, Gentle Giant and Rush would push the conventional boundaries of rock music, drawing inspiration from folk, classical, jazz and eastern styles, usually heavily themed around a central story, each track an element in an overall concept.
Fretboard tapping was a novel technique when Eddie Van Halen recorded his groundbreaking, legendary shred showcase piece “Eruption” for Van Halen’s 1978 debut album. With its spectacular application of fretboard tapping, the song quickly established tapping as an essential element within a new modern vocabulary of flash licks and tricks.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario examines the new ESP LTD Deluxe Eclipse model, the EC-1000T/CTM. The guitar features a gold-plated, locking TonePros bridge and ESP locking tuners, as well as EMG-81 and EMG-60 pickups.
Thrash developed in the early Eighties as a subgenre of the broader heavy metal category and gained momentum throughout the decade. From the pioneering “Big Four” bands—Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax—to Exodus, Testament, Overkill and Sepultura, thrash metal pushed the boundaries of aggression, speed and stamina with fast, muted open-string-based riffs and furious lead breaks.